Just as the constant surge of water shapes the shore
so our words and deeds shape so much more...
Two years ago we were enjoying the stunning scenery of Canada's east coast.
They are now bracing themselves for (or weathering) Hurricane Teddy
Praying for safety and warm, dry places for all to have shelter!
Like waves that wash across the shore
The impact of exchange
Twixt man-to-man is always more
Than moments can estrange
The tender or the angry glance
The cruel word, or kind
Leaves impressions called influence
Upon the heart and mind
This wave that rushes and retracts
By virtue, will impart
And influence what it impacts
...the shoreline of the heart
Therefore, we at the mercy of
The touch of fellowman
Should heal, not wound, not hate but love
By every means we can
© Janet Martin